So many managers to look at; we have got to get it right this time.

So many managers to look at; we have got to get it right this time.

By Peter J Arnold

Daniel Levy gets a lot of stick because we have not got a manager in place yet. But we have got to get it right. Daniel has learned that rushing into things quickly, just to please the fans, will not work. For that (thinking of the fans), you have got to take your hat off to Daniel for thinking of us all. But it is not good business or football sense. Fans are not, nor should they be, in the driving seat, and therefore, he must take firm control. Once that has come about, and we can start winning trophies, the supporters will quickly forget about past failures (that is how fickle most fans are).

Yesterday Glenn Renshaw said in his article that Roberto Mancini has not been approached yet. However, my understanding is that Tottenham are considering him or have considered him. I do know that they have admiration for the Italian national team boss. And as we have not yet confirmed anybody to succeed Jose Mourinho as the club’s new head coach, there is a possibility he is still in the running.

Roberto Mancini had spent three-and-a-half years as Manchester City manager between 2009 and 2013. In that time, he guided them to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield. Which is a hell of a lot more than the cowboys we previously had employed as managers’. From there, he went on to have stints in charge at Galatasaray, Inter Milan and Zenit Saint Petersburg before taking up his current position as Italian manager in May 2018. They now face Austria in the knockout stages on Saturday, having already topped Group A by beating  Wales, Switzerland and Turkey in the process.

But he is not the only one being considered at the moment, there is Nuno Espirito Santo, the former Wolves boss, who has held talks with Levy over the possibility of taking charge of the club.

But what is essential is that we get the right manager; after all, the previous no-Joe managers could not muster a trophy between them. In fact, we have to go back to 2008 when we last won a trophy.

Get it right (the right manager in place) and add our magnificent stadium to the mix, and we will be unbeatable and a great attraction to boot. We have quality players at the club already in place, so we just need one or two extra recruitments to compliment them, and then I could see trophies and honours falling out of the sky in the next couple of years (fingers crossed). Granted, I do not expect our next manager to achieve miracles overnight, so I will give him a couple of seasons to get his house in order. After all, it took Sir Alex Ferguson 5 years before he started winning things; after that, the heavens opened up for him.

By Peter J Arnold

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